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‘We don’t want to be seen as victims’: the older people using theatre to tell their Covid stories

Digital theatre production in Wales counters views of older people as vulnerable and frail in the face of coronavirus

A group of older people in Wales meet on Zoom to share their memories of 2020. Of emotional visits from grandchildren, of neighbours leaving home-cooked meals on the doorstep, of feelings of fear and lethargy but also optimism.

This isn’t a social catch up, however; it’s a rehearsal of a new digital theatre production that shines a light on elders’ experiences of the pandemic and challenges the portrayal of older people as vulnerable.

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